We saw three grand waterfalls on July 14. In the Golden Circle the first waterfall was Gullfoss. Guide to Iceland’s video (our travel agent) is excellent. On route 1, the Ring Road, on the way to Vik in South Iceland we stopped at Seljalandsfoss. We climbed up behind the fall. It was not an easy climb because it is steep and slippery. It was a relief to make it to the top. Running out of time as usual we stopped for a 10 minute photo shoot of Skógafoss. I would have liked to climb up to have a different view – but not time! Check out that video too.

It was pouring rain and it was hard to tell what was waterfall and what was rain. I had brought along plenty of rain gear because I knew Iceland has a lot of rain in the summer. The saying is if you wait a minute the weather will change, which is true.

Due to the presence of the fatty acid exaltolide, angelica root extracts have a musky aroma and the root is used for flavoring foods and beverages. This plant appears very ornamental with wide, pinned hairy leaves and clusters of white to greenish-white or yellow-green umbrella-like flowers. The history behind the name of the herb is interesting. It is said that in ancient times, the root of the plant was brought to earth by a monk for the treatment of plague.

Gullfoss, Iceland by Marc Felix 7/14/2021
Seljalandsfoss, Iceland by Marc Felix 7/14/2021

27 thoughts on “Waterfalls

  1. Birder's Journey 2021-08-15 / 8:39 pm

    These waterfall photos are astonishing! Wow! And I love the fun fact that there are four sheep for every person in Iceland😉


    • Sherry Felix 2021-08-16 / 8:42 am

      Thanks. The sheep are delicious and make the best sweaters. We love them and kept exclaiming “sheep!” when we saw them. They are so funny looking head on — a ball with sticks underneath.

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  2. Travelling Rs 2021-08-04 / 12:21 pm

    Super photos, Sherry. Everyone who visits Iceland always seems impressed. It might have to be added to a list!


  3. Amy 2021-08-03 / 5:26 pm

    Wow… spectacular waterfalls. Hope to see these in the future…


    • Sherry Felix 2021-08-04 / 7:29 am

      They really are spectacular. Check out the videos too.


    • Sherry Felix 2021-08-02 / 4:07 pm

      Thanks. The link (in text above) to each waterfall has videos. Makes me wish I owned and could run a drone.


  4. Anne Lazarus 2021-08-01 / 8:38 pm

    Majestic, we are tiny.


    • Sherry Felix 2021-08-02 / 11:44 am

      Iceland isn’t big but the scale of the landscape sure is 🙂


  5. Sheila Creighton 2021-08-01 / 2:04 pm

    How spectacular and your photos are wonderful, Sherry! I would definitely like to see those falls. I bet the energy was off the charts!


  6. marilynpark99 2021-07-31 / 7:09 am

    So exciting that you guys are in Iceland. The photos are fabulous. Enjoy!!


    • Sherry Felix 2021-07-31 / 7:15 am

      Thanks. It was a lovely10 day vacation. I did not have time to post pictures then. I include the dates the pictures were taken.


  7. shoreacres 2021-07-31 / 7:04 am

    The waterfalls are — well, there are no words. But my favorite detail is the sheep. Those are just marvelous photos. I’ve never thought of waterfalls as a feature of Iceland, but they sure do put Niagara to shame: partly because of the surrounding landscape.


    • Sherry Felix 2021-07-31 / 7:18 am

      We loved the sheep. They kept popping up everywhere. I am so glad I got to see these falls. A once in a lifetime treat.


  8. picpholio 2021-07-31 / 4:44 am

    Very impressive waterfalls, your pictures are amazing. I can almost feel the forces of nature.


    • Sherry Felix 2021-07-31 / 6:08 am

      The sound was incredible too. Between the glaciers melting and all the rain there was lot of water in the rivers.


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